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8.2 Earthquake off of Indonesia! tsunami warning!

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by chillyinCanada, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. charlier

    charlier Marine Scientist

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    Hi all - As soon as we update our website on the earthquake, I will post the web link.
     
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  2. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    What Charlier said. It's a good thing, the Sundra Fault having a much needed burp to release a bit of tension. I dived through an 8.6 there a few years ago and enjoyed an 8.2 during a surface interval at Cubadak. Slip strikes are common and really quite enjoyable as long as you are not surrounded by concrete. News from home (Western Australia) showed the watch alert lifted quite quickly.
     
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  3. charlier

    charlier Marine Scientist

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    Hi all - its seems that the fault rupture perhaps occurred on an east-west trending strike-slip fault, located over 600 west of the Sunda megathrust, the fault that generated the large tsunami in 2004. I am off for a business trip to NYC, so I have to pack city clothing. charlie
     
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  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks everyone. Was quite concerned at first. I'm leaving for long weekend in Jakarta tomorrow and we already had some concern over recent flooding there. I was posting as info came to me. In the old format, my posts would have chained one to another and become one post instead of these weird individual posts. :p


    Thanks charlier and Wingy :flowers:
     
  5. Zippsy

    Zippsy Instructor, Scuba

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    In Khao Lak there was a 4 meter wave from the quake as reported by business owners. Most locals and many tourists headed for the hills as soon as the alarms went off. They take these things seriously around here now. I haven't seen or heard about any damage but I haven't been that close to the shore yet.
     
  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    News sources said that those too, in Sumatra that felt the tremors, headed for high ground in near panic.
     
  7. charlier

    charlier Marine Scientist

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    Hi Zippy - Although I rarely dismiss local reports, it's hard to understand how a deep rupture on a strike slip fault could generate a a 4m wave in Khao Lak, but not in NW Sumatra.. The DART buoys do not support such a large surge and the tsunami warning was lifited shortly after the event. Give us an update as you return to Phuket. charlie
     
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